This book provides details about the WWII Mosquito. This fascinating plane was largely made out of wood, yet could more than compete with metal planes. Its designers had the foresight not to be intimidated by popular beliefs that wood is a weak and obsolete material for engineering. As a Polish-American, I appreciate the recognition of the achievement of Polish pilots in the RAF. Sharp and Bowyer (p. 1967) write: "Intelligent and highly disciplined, the Poles were extremely eager to learn all they could about the Mosquito."